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Things to do in North County San Diego in August!

Posted on: July 30th, 2017 by Kate Hamernik

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Summer is almost over, but there’s still plenty of great things to do. Check out on the many great FREE things to do in North County San Diego in August.


8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 – OCEANSIDE | Sunset Trivia Night (FREE)

Join the fun every Wednesday for Sunset Trivia. Bring your team of smarty pants and have a go at the best trivia night around. The top three teams win prizes at the end. There is no cost to play, just a great time with friends drinking craft beer.

Wednesdays at 6pm

Belching Beaver Oceanside

1334 Rocky Point Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056
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8/3, 8/10, 8/17 & 8/24 – CARLSBAD | Movie Under the Stars in Carlsbad Village (FREE)

Enjoy the warn weather while watching movies under the stars in downtown Carlsbad Village, just two blocks from the each. Festivities and the movie are from 6pm-10pm.

Thursdays starting at 6pm

Carlsbad Village

2930 Roosevelt Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008

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 8/6 – VISTA | Vista Rod Run (FREE)

The Vista Rod Run returns for the 28th time to Main Street in Vista. With over 5,000 fans in attendance, come check out hundreds of classic and custom hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, and trucks along with 20 local vendors and live entertainment. Thirty trophies will be awarded. Proceeds from raffles benefit Vista teen-outreach program Hunger Hurts. Hosted by the Vista Village Business Association.

 From 9:00am-2:00pm

Mother Earth Tap House

206 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084
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8/13 – ENCINITAS | 12th Annual Dogs Days of Summer (FREE for visitors; $5 for contest participants)

Bask in the sun amidst 200 dog-related vendors and rescue groups, pet adoptions, live music, dog contests, kids’ activities, beer & wine garden, food trucks, and more. This year be sure to check out the new addition of Rescue Row presented by Rancho Coastal Humane Society and a Pet Health Expo presented by the City of Encinitas featuring pet services provided by the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services.

Does your dog like to strut its stuff? Enter one of 6 categories: Cutest Puppy, Best Looking Big Dog, Best Looking Small Dog, Best Trick, Best Dressed, and Dog/Owner Look-A-Like. Compete to take home a ribbon for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place and a goodie bag of cool prizes.

Registration is the day of the event from 11:45am-12:15pm $5 cash per entry. For more information, visit:

From 12:00-6:00pm

Encinitas Community Park

425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
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SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS IN AUGUST – DEL MAR | Family Weekends at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (FREE for Children under 17 years old; $6 for Adults)

Join the party in the infield with plenty of fun events for the entire family. The free activities feature pony rides, inflatable games & rides, magic show & GameZone, jockey stilt walkers, giant Scramble Slide & obstacle course, face painters, caricature artists & more!

 Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00-6:00pm

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014
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